FiftyFifty Brewing Company Reviews




Yorker
3.7
FiftyFifty Imperial Eclipse Stout - Heaven Hill Rye Barrel
65 cl bottle @ home (2014 vintage). Pours black with a tan head that leaves some lacing. Aroma and flavour are bourbon, roasted malt, chocolate, and liquorice - with a slightly bitter finish.
Saturday, May 27, 2017

Yorker
3.9
FiftyFifty Imperial Eclipse Stout - High West Rye Barrel
65 cl bottle @ home (2014 vintage). Pours black with a tan head that leaves some lacing. Aroma and flavour are bourbon, roasted malt, chocolate, liquorice, and tobacco - with a slightly bitter finish.
Friday, May 26, 2017

ChrisOfstad
4.2
FiftyFifty Imperial Eclipse Stout - Apple Brandy Barrel
0,7 litre Bottle at Cafe Sara, shared with others. Dark with little head, Nice aroma and taste.
Friday, May 26, 2017

Yorker
4
FiftyFifty Imperial Eclipse Stout - Evan Williams 23 Year Barrel
65 cl bottle @ home (2014 vintage). Pours black with a tan head that leaves some lacing. Aroma and flavour are bourbon, roasted malt, chocolate, liquorice, tobacco, and just a hint of smoke - with a smooth finish.
Thursday, May 25, 2017

DuffMan
4.1
FiftyFifty Imperial Eclipse Stout - Heaven Hill Rye Barrel
Bottle, 2014 vintage (Rittenhouse Rye), shared with the brewery boys. Hearty molasses-brown pour with a creamy brown head. Rich brothy malty aroma, boozy and woody notes. Massive body, with hearty dark malts in good balance with sweet boozy whiskey. Lots of chocolate and black licorice, caramel sweetness, woody and spicy nuances. Nicely integrated whiskey into an excellent base beer. Another winner in the series!
Thursday, May 25, 2017

mR_fr0g
3.9
FiftyFifty Imperial Eclipse Stout - Elijah Craig 20 Year Barrel
Bottle shared at Cotteridge convention 05/03/2016. Many thanks to the Osprey. A dark brown coloured pour with a lasting light tan head. Aroma is brown sugars, vanilla, spicy bourbon, smooth oak. Flavour is composed of full on dark choc, toasteed cocout, bounty bar, smoothy bourbon and oak. Slightly tangy in the finish. Palate is full and viscous, moderate carbonation, . Lingering toasted coconut. Really nice.
Wednesday, May 24, 2017

anders37
4
FiftyFifty Imperial Eclipse Stout - Old Forester Barrel
Bottle. Pours a black color with a small tan head. Has a roasted malty chocolate woody whiskey aroma. Roasted malty chocolate caramel woody whiskey flavor with hints of vanilla and honey. Has a roasted malty woody whiskey chocolate caramel and vanilla finish.
Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Yorker
3.9
FiftyFifty Imperial Eclipse Stout - Woodford Reserve Barrel
65 cl bottle @ home (2014 vintage). Pours black with a tan head that leaves some lacing. Aroma and flavour are bourbon, roasted malt, chocolate, liquorice, and dried fruit - with a slightly bitter finish.
Sunday, May 21, 2017

alexsdad06
3.9
FiftyFifty BART (2015 Vanilla)
22 oz bottle shared with Tmoney99 and the Nine Giant crew. Pours a dark cola brown color with a medium sized khaki colored head. The aroma and flavor have big vanilla, chocolate, caramel, wood, sweet, tasty but I wouldn’t drink a ton of this, great mouthfeel, sticks to the glass, solid.
Saturday, May 20, 2017

jake65
4
FiftyFifty Imperial Eclipse Stout - Honey.
Bottle at the 10th Boise Imperial Stout Tasting. Dark brown pour with a small brown head. Smells of bourbon barrel and vanilla, a little coffee. Has the same basic Eclipse profile, nice roast, espresso, and chocolate, accented with a sweeter barrel note. I couldn’t key in on the honey, but in the end its a solid beer.
Sunday, May 14, 2017

BuckeyeBoy
3.9
FiftyFifty Imperial Eclipse Stout - Honey.
22oz bottle pours out black topped with a tan head. Nose is big bourbon barrel vanilla some honey sweetness coffee and molasses. Taste is more of the nice chocolate a bite of bourbon barrel booze vanilla.
Saturday, May 13, 2017

Yorker
3.7
FiftyFifty Imperial Eclipse Stout - High West Bourbon Barrel
65 cl bottle @ home (2014 vintage). Pours black with a tan head that leaves some lacing. Aroma and flavour are bourbon, roasted malt, liquorice, and dark chocolate - with a slightly bitter finish.
Friday, May 12, 2017

Yorker
3.9
FiftyFifty Imperial Eclipse Stout - Buffalo Trace Barrel
65 cl bottle @ home (2014 vintage). Pours black with a tan head that leaves some lacing. Aroma and flavour are bourbon, vanilla, chocolate, roasted malt, liquorice, and tobacco - with a slightly bitter finish.
Thursday, May 11, 2017

v8powered
4
FiftyFifty Imperial Eclipse Stout - Four Roses Single Barrel
Jag har så många öl att betygsätta avyer en stor åldrig öldrinkning med min goda vän Jesse, att jag inte har tid att betygsätta alla dessa och i många fall hade för öl att minnas storheten i dessa öl. Till ära för mitt svenska arv, jag skickar detta på svenska för alla recensioner från den dagen. Tack Gud för god öl !! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Lowenbrau
4.4
FiftyFifty Imperial Eclipse Stout - Evan Williams 23 Year Barrel
1pt 6 fl oz bottle @Kraken, Oviedo. 07-05-2017.
"X Cata Ratebeer Asturias".
2014 edition. Navy Blue Wax. Stated 11,9%.
Good standard IStout appearance, dense and creamy tan head, nice lacing. Intense, mighty mouthfeel and aftertaste. Intense bourbon, wood, malty, sweet. The best of the four we tried. Yes!.

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Lowenbrau
4.1
FiftyFifty Imperial Eclipse Stout - Coffee / Java Coffee
1pt 6 fl oz bottle @Kraken, Oviedo. 07-05-2017.
"X Cata Ratebeer Asturias".
2014 edition. Lavender Wax. Stated 11,9%.
Good standard IStout appearance, dense and creamy tan head, nice lacing. Intense, mighty mouthfeel and aftertaste. Intense coffee, dry roasty, bitter, Smooth and refined (as all the others).

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Lowenbrau
3.9
FiftyFifty Imperial Eclipse Stout - High West Rye Barrel
1pt 6 fl oz bottle @Kraken, Oviedo. 07-05-2017.
"X Cata Ratebeer Asturias".
2014 edition. Lime green Wax. Stated 11,9%.
Good standard IStout appearance, dense and creamy tan head, nice lacing. Intense, mighty mouthfeel and aftertaste. Noticeable more alcoholic and dry than the previous Four Roses one. Robust, some chocolate notes, again strong wood notes. Robust.

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Lowenbrau
4.3
FiftyFifty Imperial Eclipse Stout - Four Roses Single Barrel
1pt 6 fl oz bottle @Kraken, Oviedo. 07-05-2017.
"X Cata Ratebeer Asturias".
2014 edition. Red Wax. Stated 11,9%.
Good standard IStout appearance, dense and creamy tan head, nice lacing. Intense, mighty mouthfeel and aftertaste. Bourbon forward, wood, silky, smooth, robust, very well integrated and pleasant. Remarkable.

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

BeerandBlues2
4
FiftyFifty Imperial Eclipse Stout - Brewmaster’s Grand Cru Blend (2016)
Bottle at home. Pours opaque black with a medium, creamy tan head, long retention with good lacing. Aroma is heavy, rich dark chocolate, medium roast malt, light honey, vanilla and oak, medium rye whiskey, light prunes and dates with subtle earthy coffee. Flavor is lightly spicy and peppery rye whiskey, vanilla, oak, prunes, dates, rich dark chocolate, lightly sweet with medium roast malt, light earthy hops and bitterness just cuts the malt sweetness and a sweet finish. Full body, medium carbonation and light alcohol warmth.
Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Dogbrick
3.9
FiftyFifty Annularity
This beer pours a clear golden color with a medium thick frothy white head that diminishes gradually to a film. Patchy lacing on the glass. The aroma consists of bourbon, toffee, dark fruit and malt. Full-bodied with flavors of rye whiskey, dried fruits, caramel malt and fruity hops. The finish is spicy rye and bourbon. Pretty good all around.
Monday, May 8, 2017

Eastwood
4.3
FiftyFifty Imperial Eclipse Stout - Evan Williams 23 Year Barrel
Tomada en cata X Ratebeer Asturias. Madera. Bourbon. Mucho sabor y cuerpo. Potente. Cremosa. Muy muy buena. De lo mejor que he probado.
Sunday, May 7, 2017

fombe89
4.1
FiftyFifty Imperial Eclipse Stout - Evan Williams 23 Year Barrel
Botella @XCata Ratebeer Asturias 07/05/17Color negro opaco espuma beige, aromas torrefactos madera, notas licoros, aromas buenos, el sabor principal a madera cuerpo medio gran cerveza.
Sunday, May 7, 2017

Eastwood
4
FiftyFifty Imperial Eclipse Stout - Coffee / Java Coffee
Tomada en cata ratebeer Asturias. Amplio sabor a cafe. Seca, amarga. Cremosa. Aunq menos q la Four Roses. Bien.
Sunday, May 7, 2017

Eastwood
4.1
FiftyFifty Imperial Eclipse Stout - High West Bourbon Barrel
Tomada en cata ratebeer Asturias. Imperial stout con Bourbon. Seca y alcoholica. Menos sabor a bourbon que la Four Roses. Potente. Equilibrada. Muy buena.
Sunday, May 7, 2017

fombe89
3.7
FiftyFifty Imperial Eclipse Stout - High West Rye Barrel
Botella @XCata Ratebeer Asturias 07/05/17 Color negro opaco espuma beige, aromas maltas torrefactos, algo licoros, sabor licoros bourbon sabores tostados cuerpo medio, notas alcoholicas.
Sunday, May 7, 2017

fombe89
4.2
FiftyFifty Imperial Eclipse Stout - Four Roses Single Barrel
Botella @XCata Ratebeer Asturias 07/05/17. Color negro opaco espuma beige, aromas torrefactos ligeros, bastantes notas madera, sabor tostado, sabor muy agradable, buena cerveza.
Sunday, May 7, 2017

Eastwood
4.2
FiftyFifty Imperial Eclipse Stout - Four Roses Single Barrel
Cata ratebeer Asturias.Imperial stout envejecida en barril de Four Roses.Tiene miel aunque se apodera el bourbon.Cremosa.Potente.
Sunday, May 7, 2017

angel77
4.2
FiftyFifty Imperial Eclipse Stout - Four Roses Single Barrel
Cata ratebeer Asturias en el kraken 07..05..2017. Botella 66 cl. Por aňo 2014. Color negro intenso con espuma beige oscuro poco persistente. Aromas y sabores intensos maltas tostadas suaves con ligeros toques ahumados. Ligeras lactosa y frutos secos. Final con intensa sensación de licor bourbon. Maderas empapadas y ligeros caramelos tostados algo carbonizados. Cuerpo medio a intenso fino, sedoso, suave, fácil de beber ligeramente denso y espumoso. Muy buen paso por boca y gran sensación licorosos y bourbon al final con ligero amargo final maltosos quemado y ligeramente carbonizado. Bastante buena para repetir sin duda.
Sunday, May 7, 2017

angel77
4.1
FiftyFifty Imperial Eclipse Stout - High West Rye Barrel
X Cata ratebeer Asturias en el kraken 07..05..2017. (r119). Botella 66 cl. BR1 aňo 2014. Color negro intenso brillante con espuma beige persistente con fina capa. Aromas y sabores intensos maltas tostadas ligeros cacaos al inicio seguido de inmediato por gran sensación licorosa, maderas empapadas en bourbon ligeras frutas pasas. Ligeros dulces algo caramelizadas tostados. Cuerpo medio a intenso fino sedoso ligeramente espumoso y denso con gran sensación alcohólica algo seca desde el principio. Sensación maltosa en aumento según calienta. Bastante buena para repetir sin duda
Sunday, May 7, 2017

angel77
4.1
FiftyFifty Imperial Eclipse Stout - Coffee / Java Coffee
X Cata ratebeer Asturias en el kraken 07..05..2017. (r223). Botella 66 cl. BR1 aňo 2014. Color negro intenso brillante con espuma beige oscuro persistente con fina capa. Aromas y sabores maltosos tostados con gran dosis de café tostado seco algo amargo. Ligeras achicorias. Maderas y palos silvestres con ligeros tonos meloso. Cuerpo medio a intenso fino ligeramente espumoso algo seco y café amargo al final. Sensación alcohólica buena desde el principio. Un buen café para pasar un buen rato. Para repetir sin duda.
Sunday, May 7, 2017

angel77
4.3
FiftyFifty Imperial Eclipse Stout - Evan Williams 23 Year Barrel
X Cata ratebeer Asturias en el kraken 07..05..2017. (r62). Botella 66 cl. BR2 aňo 2014. Color negro intenso brillante con espuma beige oscuro persistente con fina capa. Aromas y sabores maltosos intensos tostados con grandes dosis de maderas viejas bien empapadas en bourbon. Gran sensación licorosa desde el inicio combinada muy bien con las maderas empapadas y la sensación alcohólica. Ligeros dulces melosos y maderas. Ligeros cacaos y sensación de lactosa. Cuerpo intenso con gran sensación alcohólica algo seca y ligero amargo final seco con toques más quemados que acaramelados de bourbon. Una gran cerveza, para repetir sin duda alguna.
Sunday, May 7, 2017

daje
4.2
FiftyFifty Imperial Eclipse Stout - Heaven Hill Rye Barrel
Bottle at Cafe Sara, october 2nd 2016. Black body with a small tanned head. Aroma is roasty with chocolate, licorice, tangerine and whisky. Sweet toffee taste with coffee notes, wood, vanilla, mild bitterness, roasy and sweet finish. Delicious.
Sunday, May 7, 2017

ineedbeer
4
FiftyFifty Imperial Eclipse Stout - Apple Brandy Barrel
Poured from a 22 oz bottle. Aroma is rich and chocolate forward with some light roast notes. Light oak notes with moderately strong apple brandy notes. Some light alcohol spice. Pours a black color with a medium large, thick, creamy, mocha head that recedes slowly and steadily. Light lacing and medium length legs. Flavor is moderately sweet with lots of chocolate notes and some light roast notes. Faint honey with moderate bitterness. Some grape notes and moderate apple brandy character. Light oak and light alcohol spice. Mouthfeel is medium full bodied with medium carbonation. Low, but present astringency and medium low alcohol warmth. Overall, a really nice stout. Lots of barrel character. Alcohol is well hidden behind the sweet malt notes. Solid mouthfeel with some lingering sugar stickiness.
Sunday, May 7, 2017

markwise
4.6
FiftyFifty Old Conundrum On Wood
Bottle from Bine and Vine. Pours a thick, deep, opaque brown with a little bit of amber when the light hits and a thin off-white head. Nose is big toffee, oak, vanilla, some mild chocolate, and bourbon. Flavor hits with toffee, sweet malts, oak, vanilla, mild booze, light chocolate, and some lingering sweetness into the finish. Light to medium in body with lingering sweetness and a nice barrel presence throughout. Reminds me of Wooden Hell when it came out.
Saturday, May 6, 2017

dwyerpg
3.4
FiftyFifty Landslide Double IPA
Just doesn’t have the aroma you’d expect. This is okay. A very bitter finish but the flavor just isn’t that great. Eh. Everything I’ve had from these guys so far is good but not great; not looking good for me shelling out 30 bucks for an Eclipse.
Friday, May 5, 2017

dwyerpg
3.2
FiftyFifty Roundabout Oatmeal Stout
Some roasted notes in the aroma. Looks nice. This is definitely on the sweet side. Some hops and body in the finish but I’m just not a big sweet stout guy.
Friday, May 5, 2017

slowrunner77
3.6
FiftyFifty Imperial Eclipse Stout - Apple Brandy Barrel
Ironically, the only one I’ve spent retail on in years is one of my least favorite of all Eclipses...something about the overly sweet apply barrel character and seemingly higher roast in this just didn’t mesh. Still had lots of good things going on. The ever present head was smooth and cloud like. Feel was nice. The chocolatey goodness was there. Just not a $30 beer.
Tuesday, May 2, 2017

kathouse
3.8
FiftyFifty Imperial Eclipse Stout - Apple Brandy Barrel
Picked this bottle up from Total Wine. Candied apple aroma, but a little pepper and smoke lay in the finish. Middle is chocolate and espresso.
Monday, May 1, 2017

MrHangover
3.9
FiftyFifty Imperial Eclipse Stout - Cognac
Bottle. Pours another pitch black beer with a small to medium sized beige head on top. Aroma of brandy and oaks, some vanilla and oak. Flavor starts off a bit sweet with some cognac booze and oak, but finishes with some nailpolish and aceton. Very sharp in the finish, a bit unbalanced and very messy in the finish. Carbonation is mildly soft. Not the best of the Eclipse, but still nice.
Monday, May 1, 2017

jbruner
3.8
FiftyFifty Imperial Eclipse Stout - Old Fitzgerald Barrel
Pours a deep brownish black from the bomber with thin bubbly tan brown head that leaves light lace. Aroma of mild vanilla barrel character and a hint of mild soy oxidation, light chocolate maltiness. Taste follows, this barrel is not my favorite, and I feel like age took a little bit away from it.
Sunday, April 30, 2017

dwyerpg
3.4
FiftyFifty RyePA
This is okay. The malt is a bit sweet but not too heavy on the rye. It’s pretty good at times but not at othera. Eh.
Sunday, April 30, 2017

Bule
4.4
FiftyFifty Imperial Eclipse Stout - Templeton Rye Barrel
22oz bottle of 2016 release. Pours a dark brown color with some beige head. Rich whiskey aroma and flavor. Medium sweetness. Nice balance of the whiskey with the hops.
Sunday, April 30, 2017

DroolYeast
4.1
FiftyFifty Imperial Eclipse Stout - Coffee / Java Coffee
2015 bottle. Aroma? of boozy vanilla bourbon, chocolate, coffee, oak. Black with tan head. Taste is moderate sweet and light bitter. Full body, oily feel and sweet bourbon finish.
Sunday, April 30, 2017

djd07
4.3
FiftyFifty Imperial Eclipse Stout - Maple
Bottle thanks to Russell. Pours black with medium beige head leaving sticky lacing. The aroma is strong maple, roast, dark chocolate, wood, vanilla. Thick, chewy, roast, similar flavors to nose, nice sweetness, very balanced, enjoyed this.
Sunday, April 30, 2017

barrelagedluv
4.6
FiftyFifty Annularity
Fans of JW Lee British old style ale rejoice! Pours nicely into brandy snifter, a healthy sudsy foam gives rise to a murky, muddy swamp water with sediment in flux. Such an earthy, sweet bourbon aroma...the barrel aging was impeccable in smoothing the strong ale’s rustic taste. A sweet boozy raisin taste, is balanced by a silky whisky vanilla finish. This isn’t a beer, it’s art my friends. Cheers fifty fifty
Sunday, April 30, 2017

Lubiere
3.9
FiftyFifty Imperial Eclipse Stout - Coffee / Java Coffee
2016 version. A deep dark stout with a thin brown head. In aroma, nice chocolate malt with loads of resinous coffee grind, musty character, light vanilla, light powdery character, alcohol warmth. In mouth, a nice sweet chocolate malt with light vanilla, coffee crisp, oily mouth feel, alcohol warmth, very nice and complex.
Friday, April 28, 2017

sir__v
4.4
FiftyFifty BART (2015 Coffee)
Bottle from Deconinck, Vichte - BE. Color: deep dark black beer with no carbonation and creamy brown head. Smell: strong roasted malt and coffee domination. Mocha notes. Taste: full body with strong roasted malt balanced with mocha and coffee explosion. Strong coffee and bitterness. Good attenuation. Aftertaste: stong bitterness, coffee blast and alcohol. Amazing a real black damnation mocha bomb!!!
Thursday, April 27, 2017

fiery_1
4
FiftyFifty Imperial Eclipse Stout - High West Bourbon Barrel
650ml bottle @ the office. Pours an opaque brown with a small tan head. Nose is rich, matly, with a bourbon note. Flavour is a sweet, smooth with chocolate and bourbon. Nice finish. Very Nice.
Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Itzjerm
3.9
FiftyFifty Imperial Eclipse Stout - High West Rye Barrel
Aroma is strong barrel. Impressive. Flavors are harsh barrel hops and rye. Sweet and medium body. Malty sweet. A nice brew. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Monday, April 24, 2017

Samuel214
4.4
FiftyFifty Imperial Eclipse Stout - High West Bourbon Barrel
Smakprov på Ölbaren NK, Stockholm. Flaska från 2015. Svart med lågt, tjusigt beigebrunt skum som ligger kvar länge. I doften stora toner av bourbon, ekfat, toffee, kola, rågsyra, kaffe, läder, kandisocker, lätt rökiga toner och en viss äppelsyra. Stor, rund och fyllig kropp som balanseras upp väl av fatkaraktären. I smaken bourbon, lite lönnsirap, kakao, kolaremmar, mörkt kandisocker. Värmande alkohol som påminner om att detta är en potent öl. Lite välkommen spritighet i avslutningen. Sött, stort, väldigt gott, ruskigt välgjord fatlagring. Ligger kvar i munnen länge och riktigt gott.
Thursday, April 20, 2017